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Unread 02-28-2012, 11:07 AM   #31
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All I know is I've read multiple review stating the wear on the BFGS is horrible.
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I decided against them after reading that so many times.
Which BFGs have you heard this about? Personally, I can say I sold a set of ATs that had almost 40K on them and they were in great shape. Don't see why they didn't have an additional 40K or more still in them.

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Unread 02-28-2012, 11:12 AM   #32
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I can personally vouch for duratracs as thats what I run on my DD. I love them. Quiet, Awesome in snow/sleet. No problems in rain...have had only good experiences offroad with them.
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Unread 02-28-2012, 12:10 PM   #33
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How did you decide on this '50,000 mile' distance? I'm genuinely curious.
50,000 miles is a number that appears quite frequently in manufacturers warranties. Tires that I am likely to purchase are probably going to be in the neighborhood of $200 each so I am trying to minimize the amount of times that I have to fork out $800 for tires.
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Unread 02-28-2012, 12:31 PM   #34
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Idk about 50k wear, but another vouch for gy duratracs. I run the 33" for a dd/offroad tire. I had them for over a yr with 3k rotations in between. They even still look new. Great in deep mud, cut through water when rains, and quiet compared to many other aggressive tires. Their just that great.
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Unread 02-28-2012, 12:53 PM   #35
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Another vote for the Goodyear Duratracs. I just put mine on about a month and a half ago. The road noise is much better. I have battle tested them also and they do great in the mud.
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Unread 02-29-2012, 07:45 AM   #36
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Grabber AT/2

I have both Goodyear Dura tracs and General Grabber AT/2 . Both are severe weather rated. For a real DD I recommend the Grabber at/2 simply because we are getting much better wear out of them. The Dura tracs are better off road. They are equal on ice and snow on road. Dura tracs look alot gnarlier if that is a issue. Either of these two would work well for you.
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Unread 03-01-2012, 03:21 AM   #37
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My BFG ATs are too quiet, I want something I can hear.
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Unread 03-02-2012, 11:45 PM   #38
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I would really appreciate some input on tire choice. I am going with 33x12.5x15
Now as I have previously stated my Jeep will be mainly used as a DD with a small amount of trail use but no rock crawling,

I would rather have a more aggressive looking tire than the Firestone although I realize that aggressive tread and quiet ride don't play well together. I could live with elevated road noise as long as I could get 50k miles usage.
GoodYear Duratracs have an aggressive tread and a smooth quiet ride, and with lots of siping they're great in the rain and snow. and awesome on the trails and in sifty sand. I'm very happy with mine.
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GoodYear Duratracs have an aggressive tread and a smooth quiet ride, and with lots of siping they're great in the rain and snow. and awesome on the trails and in sifty sand. I'm very happy with mine.
In your profile you list the tires as "33x12.50x15 (32x11.5x15) Goodyear Duratracs" What exactly does that mean? Is 32" the actual measurement?
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In your profile you list the tires as "33x12.50x15 (32x11.5x15) Goodyear Duratracs" What exactly does that mean? Is 32" the actual measurement?
If I remember right, mine measured about 32.6 on the floor, but once sitting under the Jeeps weight, they were a hair over 32 even.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 08:56 PM   #41
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Decided to go with the Good Year Duratrac's on a set of American Racing Outlaw II wheels, can't wait, lift kit is going in on March 12th
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GoodYear Duratracs have an aggressive tread and a smooth quiet ride, and with lots of siping they're great in the rain and snow. and awesome on the trails and in sifty sand. I'm very happy with mine.
I'm not trying to Hijack but what width are your rims? 8 or 10? Thanks DJ
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Decided to go with the Good Year Duratrac's on a set of American Racing Outlaw II wheels, can't wait, lift kit is going in on March 12th
You're going to love them. I've been running 31" duratracs for about a year and couldn't be happier. My buddy bought an 01 that had really knobby 32" offroad tires and it was so loud on the road that he went with duratracs...he just called me yesterday after they got installed and he was beside himself with how quiet they are and how much better they behave on the road.
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Swapped my 235 Dura's to go up to 31" MT/R's last year - I really missed them this winter - they bite like crazy in ice and packed snow and are quieter by design. The one year of wear I put on them barely rounded off the shoulders of the blocks - they looked like a reasonably good wearing compound after 10K miles.

I punctured a sidewall fairly easily within a month of owning the Duratracs - put a branch right thru and put a bunch of shallow slices in the sidewall too - this was on my own property goofing around in some rocks and humps. They are not nearly as tough as the MT/R's and I'd consider them again for a DD, but would not wheel in them again beyond much more than light trails.
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I have both Goodyear Dura tracs and General Grabber AT/2 . Both are severe weather rated. For a real DD I recommend the Grabber at/2 simply because we are getting much better wear out of them. The Dura tracs are better off road. They are equal on ice and snow on road. Dura tracs look alot gnarlier if that is a issue. Either of these two would work well for you.
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